Saturday, March 27, 2010

Amazing face mask!

When I was younger, I concocted face masks all the time!  Roes hips, oatmeal, oils, salt scrubs, I made rose water toner! I loved creating natural remedies and using them in place of the store bought, chemical filled products and because the organic products are a bit pricey!

But if your natural foods store has clay you can do your own face masks right at home! 

Green Clay is a deep cleansing and toning clay found naturally in the earth. It can be used on any skin type and is inexpensive and leaves your skin feeling smooth.  I did a mask this week before a big meeting and used Amazing grass in it! The green super-foods such as chlorophyll are a strong detoxifier and have been known to counteract acne.

I also added Rosemary oil which is used for toning on normal skin. I added 5 drops to the clay mixture. I cleansed my face with witch hazel first then applied the mask, super aromatic! I loved it!

Amazing Green Mask: 

2 1/4 teaspoon green clay
1/2 teaspoon amazing grass
1 Tablespoon water
5 drops of rosemary essential oil

Mix and apply!

 I applied the mask, careful to keep it away from my eyes and then let it dry. That took about 20-30 min. I like to crack the mask right before I rinse it off. Only because I like the way it feels, like I am inside an eggshell and busting out! Rinse with warm water and pat dry. I let it get some air for 10 or 15 min and then apply my usual moisturizer!

Fresh and Clean! 

DO You make your own masks at home or do other home remedies? 
What is your favorite remedy to pamper yourself? 

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